Horse Care - Feeding

MORE THAN SKIN DEEP – feeding for optimum skin health

Did you know your horses skin is the largest organ in the whole body, comprising 12-24% of their body weight? And did you also know that it serves many purposes, some of which you might never have thought of?  For…

MORE THAN SKIN DEEP – feeding for optimum skin health

Did you know your horses skin is the largest organ in the whole body, comprising 12-24% of their body weight? And did you also know that it serves many purposes, some of which you might never have thought of?  For…

7 ESSENTIAL STEPS TOWARDS REDUCING THE RISK OF COLIC THROUGH FEEDING

Horses have a unique digestive system which has evolved for many years to efficiently digest a constant supply of low starch, fibrous feed. Domestication and modern horse management have meant that horses are sometimes fed very nutrient dense diets that…

EQUINE OBESITY – feeding and care of the obese horse

Equine obesity is a growing problem in the UK horse population and is often called the ‘silent torturer’, with overfeeding and lack of exercise being the main reasons for its increase.   Obesity is a considerable health risk and can…

FEEDING THE LAMINITIC HORSE OR PONY

Laminitis is an extremely painful condition of the equine hoof, which in its simplest sense is inflammation of the lamellae of the inner hoof wall. But laminitis isn’t a condition of the hoof as such, its more the result of…

FEEDING THE OLDER HORSE

Feeding the Older Horse - Keep him Healthy and happy in his golden years. Horses today are living longer and well into old age, thanks to advances in veterinary treatment and horse care. There is no exact threshold for when…

5 ESSENTIAL WINTER FEEDING TIPS FOR A HEALTHY AND HAPPY HORSE

Along with the noticeable drop in temperature, winter brings with it a loss of nutrients from grass and the need to replace what is missing through feed. Follow these five essential tips from Smart Horse Nutrition to keep your horse…

DO YOU FEED HAY OR HAYLAGE? - Understand the pros and cons of both

For many people the long winters and extended cold spells can bring with it an increase in hay and haylage costs. If you're wondering whether to swap from hay to haylage or maybe thinking of mixing the two, follow our…
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